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Definition of 'rotor'




  • A rotating part of a mechanical device, for example in an electric motor, generator, alternator or pump.
  • *{{quote-magazine|year=2013|month=July-August|author= Lee S. Langston|magazine=(American Scientist)
  • |title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine |passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo'', meaning ''vortex , and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor , which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}
  • The wing of a helicopter or similar aircraft.